EPA designates Onondaga County as model green community

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Onondaga County’s “Save the Rain” program has been identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a model green infrastructure community. The special recognition makes Syracuse and Onondaga County one of only ten communities to receive this special designation.

The partnership ensures EPA will collaborate with other federal agencies, state and local governments, tribes, municipalities, and the private sector to identify opportunities and provide technical assistance to communities implementing green approaches to control storm water.  EPA will also provide additional tools to help states and communities to leverage green infrastructure opportunities within other innovative environmental projects.

The 10 model communities will also provide feedback to EPA on green infrastructure best management practices and implementation strategies.

More information on the partnership can be found on the following links:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/epa_recognized_onondaga_county.html

http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/Syracuse-EPA-partner-on-green-projects/2bhyEOzP10ODJ-yoZ4KpPQ.cspx

http://centralny.ynn.com/content/top_stories/540675/epa-partners-with-county–city/

http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/gi_partner_organizations.pdf

http://www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/gi_agenda_protectwaters.pdf

Update: EPA’s Fall 2011 Quarterly GI Newsletter features an update on the GI partner communities and strategic agenda…

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